Jobs Careers Selection process EFSA internal login
Science Professionals
EFSA/F/4/2021/06 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Scientific Officer - Various Profiles position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 3 open jobs by clicking here.
You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:
I. Eligibility criteria
1. General requirements
Be national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway; 
Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by laws concerning military service;
Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post;[1]
Have a thorough knowledge of one of the EU official languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language;
Meet the character requirements for the duties involved.
2. Qualifications
A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma in one of the following fields: 
-    Chemistry
-    Food technologies
-    Human Nutrition
-    Nutritional epidemiology
-    Human medicines
-    Toxicology
-    Immunology
-    Clinical pharmacology
-    Microbiology
-    Biotechnology[2]
In case you do not fulfil all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be taken into consideration.



II. Selection criteria
The following competencies will be assessed throughout the different phases of the selection procedure. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate effective communication in both spoken and written English as well as strong motivation for the position.
1. Technical competencies

i. Professional experience in areas related to the nutritional and/or risk assessment of food and food ingredients in at least one of the following competence areas:


  • Chemistry;
  • Food technology;
  • Human Nutrition;
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Human Medicines
  • Toxicology
  • Immunology
  • Clinical pharmacology;
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology

ii. Experience in writing and reviewing scientific documents such as scientific articles, reports, opinions in one or more of the areas mentioned in the Vacancy Notice.

iii. Experience in at least one of the following areas: Perform generation, collection, collation, extraction, critical analysis and evaluation of data (e.g. food consumption data and/or data from human/animal studies, statistical analysis of studies).

iv. Communicate scientific outputs to different target audiences.

v. Following competencies are considered an asset:

  • Perform evidence-based scientific assessments, including risk and/or benefit assessment and product characterisation, preferably in the area of foods/food ingredients; Experience in dietary exposure assessment;
  • Manage scientific projects by selecting and using appropriate project management techniques and tools;
  • Knowledge of the EU regulatory framework in the area of foods/food ingredients
2. Behavioural competencies
i. Deal with ambiguity: Able to work constructively within unexpected and unpredictable situations and show resilience and composure, even in difficult or adverse circumstances; able to decide and act without having the total picture; accept constructive feedback in a positive manner;
ii. Demonstrate political savvy and strategic agility: Look beyond the current situation and visualise what the future can bring with a keen sense for arising opportunities and good understanding of how and when to best pursue them; able to think in a creative and innovative way;
iii. Focus on stakeholder needs: Committed to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and gain their trust and respect;
iv. Plan and measure for results: Set ambitious goals that exceed the targets and create plans to achieve them; ensure an efficient and responsible planning and management of resources;
v. Work with others: Work confidently within a group and contribute to achieve the common goals, understanding own role and how it supports the team and the organisation; able to cooperate, listen actively, manage conflicts and motivate colleagues.
Candidates are invited to read the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy and provides information on how to complete the application, the steps of the selection process and appeal procedures.
[1] Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.
[2] Any academic qualification mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. diplomas, certification, etc.) Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.

Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Parma

📁 Science Professionals

Requisition #: EOI/EFSA/2022/01

Only applications for published vacancies submitted via the online tool are considered. Applications by email are not accepted. In case you encounter technical issues while filling-in an application form or your candidate profile, please make sure you first clear the browser's history or switch browser. If problems persist, please contact EFSA Service Desk at The service will be active Monday to Friday from 8.30 AM to 6.00 PM.

Data protection